Are you in need of construction defect repairs? Even if this is not an issue you are currently dealing with, you might want to be aware of the trend across the country of courts tightening the requirements for construction defect repair claims. Many companies are taking advantage of this to get away with poor workmanship on people’s homes.
For example, consider Florida, which recently tightened its rules for construction defect claims. Michael N. Kreitzer and Brandon P. Rose of the National Law Review take a look at this in a recent article titled “Florida Senate Tightens Requirements for Construction Defect Claims.” Kreitzer and Rose write, “The Florida Senate is following a recent national trend of tightening its laws governing construction defect claims. Currently, under FL. Stat. § 558.004, entitled Notice and Opportunity to Repair, a party claiming a construction defect must serve a notice of claim upon the party whom they have contracted with to perform work. To date, the notices of claim only require ‘reasonable detail sufficient to determine the general nature of each alleged defect and a description of the damage or loss resulting from the defect, if known.’ However, the days of these relaxed requirements may be nearing an end. Under the proposed legislation, Senate Bill No. 418, the Florida Senate sends a clear message: specificity is key. The amended statute contains additional language that would require a claimant to: identify the specific location of each alleged construction defect to enable the responding parties to locate all of the alleged construction defects without undue burden. The notice of claim must also identify the specific provisions of the building code, project plans, project drawings, project specifications, or other documentation, information or authority that serve as the basis of the claim for each alleged construction defect. SB No. 418, FL. Stat. § 558.004(1)(b). Failure to provide this information would constitute ‘prima facie evidence of a defective notice of claim.’ Id.”
No matter what happens in court, there is still the matter of those repairs. When it comes to construction defect repairs, residents of the Northwest can count on Platinum Exteriors NW. We specialize in exterior construction defect repair, water intrusion repair, and remediation. Generally, construction defects are design flaws and building mistakes that affect the structure of the building — with the most common tell-tale signs being water intrusion, moisture intrusion, dry-rot and mold growth. These defects reduce the value of your home or building, and in some cases can be dangerous for occupancy.
We provide our clients with custom design ideas, the highest quality materials, specified flashing details, proper waterproofing, premium workmanship and superior customer service — all done at an affordable cost with integrity. A large number of our local construction-defect repair projects have proved far superior to what our clients report receiving from their actual settlement. Not to mention, in many cases, our remediation project comes in under budget.
Whatever construction defect repair needs you might have, your best bet is Platinum Exteriors NW!